Published: June 2011
Author(s): Panayiota Tsatsou, Gary Higgs, Ian Stafford

The team has produced a literature review report to conceptually frame and analytically ground the project. This report presents the findings of a preliminary review of the literature in the areas of digital divides, community connectivity and minority communities. It also introduces literature regarding digital divides in the context of Wales in order to contextualise our research. Thus it paves the way for the main aims of the project; namely to systematically review and analyse empirical data in the field and to identify areas for further research which arise from our initial investigations. This document presents our initial review of the literature in the extremely diverse arena of ICTs and connected communities. It does not constitute an exhaustive review of the available literature and should instead be considered a 'work in progress' which will be updated during the course of the project as new themes emerge from our research programme.

Keywords
Digital Divides, ICT, Minority Community